Rep. Bryan presented Senate Bill 95 which, if passed, would place pilot schools in a state-run district. Many public school advocates believe ASDs have proven inefficient and they waste tax dollars.
Public Schools First NC wants to be sure you have the facts. Learn about the current status of the 2015-17 biennial budget and how it affects public education.
In 2012, most states had exhausted their federal stimulus funding, meaning states had to replace this funding in their education budgets. The National School Report Card report shows that states are still struggling to restore state aid to pre-Recession levels. The report points out the states that are providing fair school funding, as well as […]
If you missed our June event with Governor Hunt, you won’t want to miss his inspiring words. Learn more about the 10 things we can do to support public education…and take action today!
The Hechinger Report reveals that over the past decade the funding gap between schools in rich and poor communities has reached 44 percent since 2001-2002. The federal Department of Education points out that the “richest 25 percent of school districts receive 15.6 percent more funds from state and local governments per student than the poorest 25 percent […]
Helen F. Ladd, Charles T. Clotfelter, John B. Holbein – Duke University A defining characteristic of charter schools is that they introduce a strong market element into public education. In this paper, we examine the evolution of the charter school sector in North Carolina between 1999 and 2012 through the lens of a market model. […]
What could be better than a conversation about public education with our state’s greatest champion of public education?
This event is both a fundraiser to support our work and a dialogue that will help inform our advocacy efforts. SEATING is limited! Special educator pricing. Join us in Raleigh!
Join Public Schools First NC, the NC PTA and the NC Association of Educators for a town hall meeting. Find out how we can ALL help make our students more successful!
The Public School Forum of North Carolina released a report on the impact of the North Carolina Teaching Fellows program. Created in 1986 to solve a shortage crisis, the program recruited top-performing high school students into the teaching profession, offering competitive, four-year scholarships in return for teaching in North Carolina public schools for at least […]
Can a single grade measure anything meaningful, other than poverty?